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LLANGOLLEN. THE AGRICULTURAL SHOW is arranged to take place on the 30th instant. SHAKESPEARIAN READING BY MRS THEODORE MARTIN (HELEN FAUCIT).-We hear that a reading of unusual interest is to be given in the Town Hall, Llan- gollen. at eight o'clock in the afternoon on Thurslay, the 19th of September, in aid of the funds of the Cottage Hospital. This institution was founded about three years ago by the late William Wagstaff, Esq., of Vivod, as a memorial to his wife, and has been of the greatest service to the district. Last year, during the visit to Llangollen of the British Arel,mologic I Associa- tion, Mrs Theodore Martin, better known to the world as Helin Faucit (who with her husband, Mr Theodore Martin, was spendfeig the summer months at their charming Welsh home Bryntisilio, near Llangollen), at the request of her friend and neighbour the founder, gave a reading of scenes from Komeo and Juliet, for the benefit of the hospital, which not only delighted those who bad the good fortune to hear such a reading of Shakespeare as is nowhere else to be beard, but added largely to the funds of the institution. This year Mrs Theodore Martin has promised to give another reading from Shakespeare, for the same purpose, in memory of Mr Wiig-taff, who died in October, to the general regref of the whole neighbourhood. All lovers of our great poet, who are within railway reach will, we are sure, be only too glad to seize the opportunity, now so rare, of hearing a reading by the celebrated Helen Faucit, and of helping at the same time an institution of the k;nd, which is of all others important for the poorer popula tion of our rural districts. CONCERT.—On Monday evening the Acrefdir Philhar- monic Society gave a grand concert in the Assembly Rooms, in aid of their expenses to the Birkenhead National Eisteddvod, where they intend to compete. Mr Hugh Davies, A,C., Garth, presided. The solo singers included Miss Maria Williams, Llangollen; Miss Hughes, The Manse, Cefn; Messrs Maurice Evans, Thomas Davies, John Eaton, William' Edwards, "Gwilym Alaw;" pianist, Mr Thomas Jones, Belle Vue; harmonium, Master E. Edwards, Delph. The choir, numbering about 90 voices, was conducted by Mr J. T. Gabriel. Among the concerted pieces were the three choruses set down for competition at Birkenhead, viz., "0 great is the depth," Mendelsshon; Requiem in memory of Mynyddog," D. Emlyn Evans; and Teyrnasoedd y ddaer," J. A. Lloyd. Besides these, a glee party, composed of picked members of the chorr, sang the following :—"Where art thou, beam of light," Bishop; "Gallant company." Southard; Visdainful of danger," Handel; Yr haf," Y. Gwent; Sailor's chorus," Dr Parry. The performance of the choir in all these pieces was especially excellent, the quality of the voices being good, and all the parts well balanced. The rendering of the pieces evoked the well-merited applause of the audience. Miss Maria W lliams sang two songs in a very artistic manner. With the above exception the soloists were selected from among the members of the choir. Mr John Eaton's two songs were given with much taste. The singing of Messrs Evans, Davies, and Edward, both in the songs and trios was most creditable, the quality of their voices, and their execution, contrasted most favourably with those of some professionals, who sang upon the same platform some weeks ago. All the other singers also performed their parts in a very commendable manner.












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